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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
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  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the environment.


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    Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-145830-Consultant

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    Result of Service

    The aim of this role would be to work under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit around the Formal and Non-Formal Education agenda to compensate for the investment of time needed for UNEA and other key advocacy moments in 2021.

    Work Location

    Preferred in Nairobi, Kenya but virtual working will be considered

    Expected duration

    The consultant should be available to work for 6 months - potentially part-time.

    Duties and

    Responsibilities

    Organization Setting: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

    This role is required in the Youth, Education and Advocacy Team to provide services on the delivery of the Programme of Work. This role would be to offer a broad range of requirements across the Ecosystems division, specifically focusing on the Education aspects and the delivery of the programme.

    The consultant will report to the Chief, Youth, Education & Advocacy Unit, Ecosystems Division

    Duties, responsibilities

    Terms of reference / Main responsibilities:

    • Initiates actions covering the Formal Education programme: 60% of time
    • University engagement: With others in the team, provide guidance on the University engagement in projects ranging from decarbonizing the sector, guide the roll out of the Normative Framework
    • Research and Advocacy: Working with team members to explore new research and advocacy opportunities and take them forward.

    2. Provides expert guidance and coordination for Playing for the Planet agenda: 30% of time.

    • Playing for the Planet is looking to scale up its reach and provide technical guidance around briefings for the industry, outreach and ensuring the KPIs for 2021 are met.

    3. Provides substantive advice to consultative meetings and initiatives to the Chief of the Unit on other agendas as / when required: 10% of time

    • Fundraising: Review the current fundraising for the Unit and make recommendations on how this could be extended and deepened with other key partners.
    • New opportunities and initiatives: Explore new opportunities and initiatives on a case by case basis as they arise.
    • 2022 - 2024 Project Document: Advice the Chief of the Unit / other team members in designing a new project document to be taken forward post 2021

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Competency: Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
    • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Uses time efficiently.
    • Communication: Speaks and write clearly and effectively; Listen to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks big and bold and if has a strong idea, takes it through to impact; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Academic Qualifications: Master's degree in communications, international relations, political science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience: Minimum five years of work experience in communications or related fields.

    Language: Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Financial Analyst for Addressing Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics, Nairobi, Kenya

    Result of Service

    The project supports the implementation of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, UN Environment Assembly resolutions on marine plastic litter, and various UN Sustainable Development Goals (for example, SDG 3 on good health and well-being, SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation for all, SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production, SDG 14 on healthy oceans and SDG 17 on partnerships).

    During the assignment, the Consultant will advance and finalize the roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics and assist its implementation by preparing project concept notes.

    Work Location

    Home-based

     

    Expected duration

    The consultancy will be for 6 months

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Given the serious environmental, social, and economic impacts of marine litter and plastic pollution, the Assembly underscored important actions by the public sector, private sector and other stakeholders. These include promoting environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastic products; more resource-efficient design, production use and sound management of plastics across their life cycle; and improving waste management practices and environmentally sound clean-up activities. It cites the key role of sectors such as plastics producers, retailers, the consumer goods industry, importers, packaging firms, transport firms, and recyclers in reducing plastic waste.

    The Assembly stressed the need to prevent and reduce marine litter from both land and sea-based sources, and for a more sustainable management of plastics throughout their lifecycle in order to increase sustainable consumption and production patterns. The Assembly decided that the mandate of the ad hoc open-ended expert group on marine litter and microplastics continue until UN Environment Assembly 5, and to identify technical and financial resources or mechanism for supporting countries in addressing marine plastic litter and microplastics. In this regard, an inventory was prepared of financial resources and mechanisms.

    Furthermore, UNEP hosts the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), which is the largest collaborative initiative between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI serves as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities—and a global initiative to strengthen the insurance industry’s contribution as risk managers, insurers and investors to building resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies on a healthy planet.

    In 2019, UNEP’s PSI launched the first-ever insurance industry guide to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks— or sustainability risks. The guide showed how insurers could develop a systematic approach to managing ESG risks such as climate change, environmental degradation, protected sites and species, animal welfare, human rights, controversial weapons, and corruption.

    Building on the industry guide, UNEP, through a collaboration between the PSI and the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, prepared a pioneering study on how the insurance industry can support the global agenda of tackling marine plastic litter and microplastics: “Unwrapping the risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry”.

    In addition, the GPML commissioned the preparation of a roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics.

    Against this background, UNEP Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) seeks a consultant who will coordinate the PSI activities related to plastic pollution.


    During the assignment, the Consultant will further develop aspects of a roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics and develop project proposals for submission to potential donors to initiate the implementation of the roadmap.

    Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of GPA with input from the Steering Committee of the GPML with technical guidance from the Programme Leader at UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, the consultant will:

    • Develop and finalize the roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics; and
    • Prepare project proposals to initiate the implementation of the roadmap.


    Specific tasks include:

    • Develop and finalize the roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics
      • Develop the roadmap towards improved financing to tackle marine plastic litter and microplastics further and prepare a step-by-step implementation plan;
      • Identify key actors that can participate in the marine litter public and private finance working groups and identify potential partners and donors for UNEP to advance the work on the risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry;
      • Update the inventory of financial resources or mechanisms for supporting countries in addressing marine plastic litter and microplastics with additional research such as through interviews and surveys;
      • Propose a methodology for future updates of the inventory of financial resources; and
      • Prepare a final report with recommendations on future priority actions to be taken by UNEP.
    • Prepare project proposals to initiate the implementation of the roadmap
      • Finalize a project proposal on liability risks associated with plastic pollution for submission to a potential donor; and
      • Prepare three project concept notes to implement the roadmap and identify potential donor for the respective proposals.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Academic Qualifications:

    Advanced university degree in insurance, risk management, investment, finance, business administration, economics, environmental/sustainability studies or related field is required.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years of experience in insurance, risk management, investment, finance, business administration, economics or environmental/sustainability studies is required.
    • Knowledge and proven work experience in the prevention and management of plastic and microplastics is an advantage.
    • Experience in project management, particularly within a UN agency is desirable.
    • Experience in working with a diverse range of stakeholders in the finance sector including insurance companies is desirable.
    • Experience in developing reports for international organizations is desirable

    Language:

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

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    UX and Front-end Designer, Nairobi, Kenya

    Result of Service

    To contribute to the creation of a thoughtfully designed interface that takes the user journey into consideration, whilst maintaining integrity to UNEP’s brand.

    Expected duration

    The consultancy is expected to cover the duration of 6 months at level "A".

    NOTE: NO TRAVEL REQUIRED.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's Communications Division communicates UNEP's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile
    of UNEP worldwide.

    The UX and Front-End Designer will work to ensure that website outputs are accurately represented to meet client needs and also ensure extraction results from A/B tests and finetune design based on results.

    Under the supervision of the Head of Web and Chief of Digital Strategy, the consultant will perform the following duties:

    Deliver an evolved UNEP.ORG site, specifically with new templates that will address clients asks and strategic opportunities;

    • Deliver the UNEA5 site, specifically with new templates that address the communication asks;
    • Deliver the Clean Seas 2.0 site, specifically with new templates that address the communication requirements from the 2021 calendar;
    • Deliver the BeatPollution 2.0 site, specifically with updated templates that reflect the pollution
    • mandates for UNEP.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Academic Qualifications: A university degree in in arts, digital design, graphic design or related area is required.

    Experience: A minimum of 3 years' experience developing dynamic and contemporary web designs with proven website links is required; Proven experience with tools like InVision; Understanding of Drupal based sites; Experience with dynamic infographics and interactive story, scrollifying layouts a plus.

    Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy position fluency in English is required.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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